Girls Empowerment Activities in Kansas City

These activities are just for the girls — encouraging them in their leadership skills, fostering STEM interest and physical health.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is all about FUN, FRIENDS and TRYING NEW THINGS! Join today or come to a Try It Out Tuesday to learn more.

Read more about our team’s experience with Girl Scouts!

Coding and Cupcakes

Computer programming may not be a common parent-daughter activity, but we’re determined to change that.

During the Web Development workshop, coding duos will envision themselves cupcake shop owners in need of creating a website to show off their baked goods. They’ll learn website building from start to finish, doing everything from displaying their own copy to adding a color theme to suit their tastes to hosting their site on Github Pages. Jewelbots are friendship bracelets for the iPhone era. Technology-enabled jewelry for tween and teen girls, they’re a means of communicating with friends by lighting up when a BFF is near or buzzing to send messages to a pal across the school.

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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is an after-school program designed to inspire girls of all abilities to recognize and embrace their inner strength. Lessons emphasize the important connection between physical and emotional health. Through safety modifications and virtual programming, dedicated and trained staff are ready to adapt to local community needs. At the end of the program, girls complete a 5K, which provides a tangible sense of accomplishment, setting a confident and goal-oriented mindset into motion. Find a chapter near you.

Madam President Camp

Find your true awe-someness at Madam President Camp, a five day, non-residential experience for girls age 10 to 13 who are looking for a different camp experience in a supportive environment where they can learn and practice leadership skills. Following the Camp, each girl is linked with a mentor who will nurture her interests as she grows into a young woman. We teach girls that they can be strong leaders in our communities and in our world.

Young Women on the Move

Young Women on the Move was founded in 2005 to teach middle school and high school girls the attitudes, behaviors, and skills necessary to lead a healthy life in every aspect. Its name symbolizes girls moving toward the future with healthy minds, bodies, and spirits that are focused on life’s possibilities. Girls in the urban core often face extreme environmental stressors and low expectations for achieving their potential. YWOM instills a foundation of moral values, character, and an affirming self-belief system with individualized support, counseling, mentoring, team building, goal setting, and accountability. Girls learn to enhance their decision making and problem solving skills, physical and mental health, social and communication skills, and academic and career preparation. Learn More

Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!